What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School 299 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career

ISBN-10: 1579226442
ISBN-13: 9781579226442
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

* This irreverent, but serious, guide to what life in higher education institutions is really like, now enhanced by 100 new tips* Invaluable advice that ranges from getting your Ph.D. to setting the course of your academic careerJust landed your first faculty position? Close to getting your Ph.D., and planning a career in academe? What will academic life be like? How do you discover its tacit rules? Develop the habits and networks needed for success? What issues will you encounter if you’re a person of color, or a woman? How is higher education changing?Paul Gray and David E. Drew share their combined experience of many years as faculty and (recovering) administrators to offer even more insider advice—the kind that’s rarely taught or even talked about in graduate school – to help you succeed.The 100 new hints expand sections on the dissertation process, job hunting, life in the classroom and on dealing with students, as well as on matters that affect readers’ careers, such as research, publication, and tenure. The book concludes with a tongue-in-cheek appendix on How to Become a Millionaire while an academic.Already have the first edition? Give it to someone less fortunate than you, and take advantage of the new advice you will find in these pages. Too penurious to buy this book? Persuade a family member or friend to get it as a gift.

Laurie Richlin is Director of Faculty Development, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, as well as Director of the regional Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, Executive Editor of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, and President of the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars

Foreword 1 to the First Edition
Foreword 2 to the First Edition
Introduction
Basic Concepts
The PhD
The Dissertation
Job Hunting
Teaching
Research
Tenure
Academic Rank
Your Financial Life as an Academic
Life as an Academic
Diversity
On Writing
On Publishing
Personal Considerations
Final Thoughts
Conclusion and Envoi
Appendices
Mechanics of the Dissertation
Outside Income
How to Become a Millionaire
Writing Hints
Your Health
About the Authors

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